Asian American Studies (AAS) is an interdisciplinary field that examines the history, arts, culture, and life experiences of people of Asian descent in the United States, ranging from recent immigrants to seventh- or eighth-generation Americans. [ Read more... ]

2019 Graduate Student Research/Creative Activity/Travel Awards

2018-2019 Undergraduate Student Essay Competition

2019 Fall Course Offerings

News : Events


  • Dr. Karen Inouye was promoted to Associate Professor, American Studies & appointed Chair of American Studies
  • Dr. Joel Wong promoted to Full Professor, Counseling Psychology & appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology for academic year 2018/2019
  • Graduate students Anna Cabe, Giselle Cunanan, Bix Gabriel, Stephanie Kung, Shelley Rao received the AAST Research/Creative Activity/Travel Award
  • Doctoral Candidate, Jordan Lynton, is the recipient of the Ida B. Wells Fellowship; Coordinating Council of Women in History; Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
  • Doctoral Candidate, Mai Thai, was awarded the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
  • Undergraduate Student, Yi Li is the AAST Essay Competition for her paper "Content Analysis of Asian American Suicide-Related Outcomes (2012-2017)"



Film series curated by the Asian Culture Center and the Asian American Studies Program as part of Indiana University's annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration.
  • Saturday, March 30, 7:00p
    IU Cinema Film Screening: In the Life of Music
    Director Caylee So and Visal Sok. Immediately following, Q&A session with Director So.
    Preceded by Rupture, Director Caylee So, TRT 10 min.


Navigating through Intersections: Organizing and Advancing Asian American Issues and Identity

Contemporary Asian American issues and identity are multifaceted and complex. This symposium examines the ways in which Asian Americans organize towards social equity and complicate ever-fluid constructions of racial identities under existing power structures. Presenters will explore Asian American positionality in the current racial landscape.
  • Friday, February 22, 9:00a-1:00p
    College Arts & Humanities Institute (CAHI)
    1211 East Atwater Avenue

    Keynote Speaker, Dr. Janelle Wong, American Studies / Asian American Studies, University of Maryland College Park.

    Dr. Dina Okamoto, Professor, IUB Sociology / CRRES
    Jacqueline Mac, PhD student, IUB Higher Education
    Ben Hartman, PhD student, IUB Sociology
    Monica Heilman, PhD student, IUB Sociology

    Stephanie Nguyen, PhD student, IUB Higher Education
  • Tuesday, October 25, 4:00-5:00p
    Asian Culture Center, 807 East 10th Street
    Debra Kang Dean Totem: America (Over a Cup of Tea poetry reading series)
  • Friday, October 12, 1:45-2:45p
    Indiana Memorial Union, Georgian Room
    Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, Pennsylvania State University School of Law
    "Building Community Through Compassion Around Immigration Policy"
  • Wednesday, September 19, 4:00-5:00p
    College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI)
    1211 East Atwater Avenue
    Book Launch Celebration
    Authors: Dr. Cynthia Wu (AAST/RMI/GNDR), Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort (AAST Graduate Advisory Board, GNDR)

  • Friday, August 24, 6:00-8:00p
    The Fell Building, 415 W. 4th Street
    Welcome Back Party co-hosted by CRRES, AAST, LATS, NAIS, RMI, AAADS